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South Dakota governor signs bills aimed at curbing abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:54pm

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a package of bills aimed at curbing abortion.

Poll: More Americans want immigration to stay the same

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:39pm

A growing number of Americans say immigration levels should remain the same or increase, according to a major U.S. survey, a shift that comes as the Trump administration has ramped up immigration enforcement.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump attacks Russia probe as biased

Hope Yen and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:19pm

Seeking to discredit a highly anticipated report on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is attacking the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted.

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:53pm

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he's selling paper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:11pm

An Alabama newspaper owner who promoted a revival of the Ku Klux Klan said Wednesday that he had a deal to sell the business just days after the departure of the African-American employee he tapped to run the weekly.

Text of the Fed's statement after its meeting Wednesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:06pm

Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:

FedEx, Johnson and Johnson slump while General Mills rises

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:54pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Theresa May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave EU with a deal on March 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:41pm

Theresa May says it's a matter of "great personal regret" that U.K. won't leave EU with a deal on March 29.

Ukraine introduces new sanctions against Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:30pm

Ukraine's president has ordered new sanctions against Russian companies and individuals involved in construction and other activities in Crimea.

UN rights chief: US sanctions could deepen Venezuelan crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:23pm

The United Nations' high commissioner for human rights said Wednesday that recent U.S. sanctions that are aimed at toppling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threaten to deepen the nation's crisis.

Utah city tables vote on plastic bag ban for 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:04pm

The vote on a plastic bag ban in a northern Utah city has been tabled for six months to allow officials to develop a plastic waste reduction program for the entire county.

Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:03pm

In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender.

2 church leaders admit to operating tax fraud scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:42pm

Two high-ranking members of a New York-based church pleaded guilty Wednesday to a scheme to siphon millions of dollars from church members for personal use and not pay taxes on the money.

The Latest: Trump attends re-election fundraiser in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:39pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local):

Pentagon to probe if Shanahan used office to help Boeing

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:24pm

The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

Last customers being reconnected to Puerto Rico power grid

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:16pm

Crews were preparing Wednesday to shut down generators that have powered an island off Puerto Rico's coast — the last customers to be reconnected to the U.S. territory's main power system 18 months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid.

Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hike in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:02pm

Federal Reserve signals no interest rate hike in 2019.

The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:43am

The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local):

Uber expands its freight operations into Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:34am

Ride-hailing giant Uber is expanding its freight business into Europe.

Trump says tariffs on China could stay to ensure compliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:29am

President Donald Trump says if the U.S. gets a trade deal with China, tariffs could stay in place for some time to ensure Beijing "lives by the deal."